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  • Blog Post: Improving Setup in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

    A few weeks ago at the Build conference, we released a release candidate of the second update to Visual Studio 2013. This update of Visual Studio contained significant new functionality including being able to create Universal Apps for both Windows and Windows Phone. To be able to target Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: Asynchronous Solution Load Performance Improvements in Visual Studio 2013

    Improving Solution Loads Over the past few years, the Visual Studio team has been working hard to improve Visual Studio performance and scalability when working with large solutions. One area of particular interest to many of you has been our initial solution load times. For Visual Studio 2012, we...
  • Blog Post: LightSwitch Performance Win in Visual Studio 2013

    With the release of Visual Studio 2013 RC , we on the LightSwitch Team have made some changes in how much bandwidth our HTML Client and Server use when communicating. Let’s take a look at what we did and how it can be useful to both developers and users of LightSwitch applications. A Slimmer...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Performance – Providing Feedback

    With VS 2013 Preview now available for download , we’re excited to share how we’ve been using the feedback and data you’ve shared with us to drive performance improvements to Visual Studio. In this first post, we’ll walk through how we’re prioritizing and scheduling performance...
  • Blog Post: Improved Toolbox Performance Delivers Highly Responsive Visual Studio 2012

    As mentioned in the previous performance post on Typing and Editing we would follow with a post on the improvements to Visual Studio 2012 from enhancements in the Toolbox. I would like to introduce Duke Kamstra and Chuck England from two teams in Visual Studio to describe to you the work done to improve...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 Performance: Improvements in Typing and Editing Responsiveness

    After the beta release, we published several posts on the performance improvements in Visual Studio 11. Since the beta release, we have made a number of additional enhancements, continuing our quest to improve the performance of Visual Studio. The performance work done between beta and the upcoming RC...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 Beta Performance Part #3

    Welcome back to the 3rd and final part of the Visual Studio 11 Beta Performance series. This week’s topic is Debugging. As I mentioned in the 1st post debugging is a key component in your continuous interaction with Visual Studio and we heard from you that the compile, edit and debug cycle had hiccups...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 Beta Performance Part #2

    Welcome back to part 2 of the Visual Studio 11 Beta Performance series. This week’s topic is Solution Load. We received a great deal of feedback from you clearly telling us that it takes too long to get into your code when loading solutions. I would like to introduce Nathan Halstead, from the Visual...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 Beta Performance Part #1

    Following the //Build conference last year I posted “ Addressing Visual Studio Performance ” to gather your feedback on Visual Studio performance and to discuss with you those areas you felt were important for us to improve. Next, I posted “ An update on Visual Studio Performance ” about some of the...
  • Blog Post: An update on Visual Studio performance

    I wanted to take the time to thank everyone who has contributed to our UserVoice performance site by entering areas you would like to see us improve and for voting on those items. To date we have had over 4700 posts and votes showing the passion you all have for Visual Studio and its performance. For...
  • Blog Post: Addressing Visual Studio performance

    Visual Studio’s performance continues to be a hot topic for a lot of customers. We hear you and are investing to improve the performance of the product in those areas that are important to you. There are two key parts to our approach: Collecting feedback from you to prioritize our work ...
  • Blog Post: How we use your PerfWatson data to identify Unresponsive areas

    At the end of April, we released a telemetry system to monitor and report the performance issues that our customers face during their everyday use of the product. To start off, I would like to thank everyone who installed Visual Studio PerfWatson ! These reports have provided valuable insight into where...
  • Blog Post: Using PerfWatson to report performance issues to Microsoft

    By Selma Ikiz Would you like Visual Studio 2010 to be even faster? Would you like any performance issue you see to be reported automatically without any hassle? Well now you can, with the new Visual Studio PerfWatson extension! Install this extension and help us deliver a faster Visual Studio experience...
  • Blog Post: Add References Faster with the new Add Reference Dialog in the Productivity Power Tools

    Two weeks ago, we launched the Productivity Power Tools at TechEd North America and the response has been great with over 37000 downloads so far! Many of you also may have noticed that an updated version of the Power Tools was released last week. This update fixed an issue where the extension update...
  • Blog Post: Tuning C++ build parallelism in VS2010

    A great way to get fast builds on a multiprocessor computer is to take advantage of as much parallelism in your build as possible. If you have C++ projects, there’s two different kinds of parallelism you can configure. What are the dials I can set? Project-level parallel build, which is controlled...
  • Blog Post: MSBuild 4 Detailed Build Summary

    Introduction When we were developing the current version of MSBuild, we spent a lot of time analyzing builds to determine where our performance issues lay. The standard logging, even on diagnostic verbosity and with the performance summary enabled (/clp:PerformanceSummary=true on the MSBuild command...
  • Blog Post: WPF in Visual Studio 2010 – Part 2 : Performance tuning

    This post, the second in a series of articles on Visual Studio 2010’s use of WPF, covers tips and techniques for optimizing performance of WPF applications, and also several areas where we needed to tune Visual Studio 2010 in order to squeeze the best out of WPF. The first post in the series covered...
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